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 Readers corner -white tea leaf for chronic sun exposure

White Tea leaf – a preventative strategy for chronic sun exposure

by Debbie Smith – founder of GENbotanicals

updated 2/15/2019

I’ve taken my first serious look at White Tea Leaf as a key ingredient in our skincare line. I’m impressed with the many scientific studies providing evidence for a broad range of skin benefits. For the purpose of desert skincare, it’s protection against sun-related skin damage is what I’m most interested in…

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Camellia Flower Oil – Beauty Secret of the Desert

posted by Debbie Smith

updated on 2/27/2019

Camellia flower is my winter beauty. With great care and patience, my winter garden holds three varieties of camellia flower which display a stunning contrast of bloom against the red twig dogwoods. Growing camellia flower rewards my own appreciation of beauty and diversity in our high desert. This said, it is the therapeutic essence of the wild camellia japonica that I want to share with you. Afterwards, I hope that you will come to appreciate camellia flower oil as I have for its excellent skin benefiting properties…

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What is Cosmetic Greenwashing

posted by Debbie Smith – shared article from Human and Kind Organics with permission

When you buy certified organic skin care products, you’re paying for high concentrations of pure, plant-based ingredients that enrich and nourish your skin. Certified organic essential oils, therapeutic grade cold pressed nut and seed oils, herbal extracts, essential fatty acids, omegas, natural vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, plant-based liposomes along with antioxidants are just some of the ingredients you will find in certified organic skin care…

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Learn About Ingredients

by Debbie Smith – founder of GENbotanicals


ingredient glossary including a rare desert red flower


“I understand my botanical, where it comes from, how it’s harvested,

what it will do, and more importantly, what it doesn’t do.”

Natural and essential oils and other plant derived substances are well suited for skincare. And too, trusted as effective alternatives to synthetic substances. Plant based ingredients will interact with the natural functions of our body. With this in mind, we strive to ensure you receive certified organic, genuine, skin-specific ingredients without added unnecessary fillers, fragrance, foreign synthetic compounds or preservatives…

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